Final Fantasy XIII series to continue, director hints

Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 director Motomu Toriyama has promised that the open endings of the game and its DLC will get more clarity soon, possibly hinting at another sequel.

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It seems likely that another story in the Final Fantasy XIII universe is on its way. Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2, recently made pointed statements about the open plot threads left at the end of the latest downloadable content, and promised that more answers are coming soon.

"The [FFXIII-2] Lightning download content had an ending that left a feeling mystery and hope," Toriyama told Famitsu (via Andriasang). "The day when the meaning of this will come to light is not too far off." His answer may have even included an unspoken time frame, since it was in response to a question about seeing more of the story at an upcoming anniversary event, to be held August 31 through September 2.

When Final Fantasy XIII-2 launched, I noted that the cliffhanger ending left the situation too dire to solve with downloadable content. Despite claims of other story avenues like novels in the works, it seemed likely that we would see a XIII-3 after all. Now that the final DLC has launched without any particular closure, Toriyama's comments seem to give a pretty clear signal of a future game.

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    July 5, 2012 3:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Final Fantasy XIII series to continue, director hints.

    Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 director Motomu Toriyama has promised that the open endings of the game and its DLC will get more clarity soon, possibly hinting at another sequel.

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      July 5, 2012 3:23 PM

      Ok then Square... since you wanna be assholes and prolong new series so you can say "a FF7 remake is not our priority"... just make us a Final Fantasy VII-2 then :P

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      July 5, 2012 3:24 PM

      Just end it already. This is the most boring period in FF's history.

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        July 5, 2012 4:10 PM

        The characters suck too! :( I really had high hopes for FF13...

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      July 5, 2012 3:24 PM

      and obviously they cant make FF XV until they get XIV fixed and non-sucky

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      July 5, 2012 10:08 PM

      I've been playing FF since 1 was first released and I don't understand why everyone wants a FF7 remake. pftt, who cares. Just release newer games with the quality of old and I'll be set. We don't need a FF7 remake and we really don't want anymore FF13 junk either.

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        July 6, 2012 8:01 AM

        I want them to remake FFIV with HD sprites (not the crappy 3d engine they've been shoveling DS games out on), but otherwise I agree. New awesome games. And no more FFVII. It isn't even close to the best FF game.

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        July 6, 2012 2:57 PM

        don't say "we" when you mean "you."

        there's a lot of us that played Final Fantasy VII as our first-ever JRPG. It introduced a fuckton of players to the genre, and was responsible for making FF popular in the US. and FF7 remake would be a huge deal to a very large portion of gamers.

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      July 5, 2012 10:10 PM

      I look forward to XIII-13

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      July 6, 2012 4:28 AM

      Final Fantasy Gayteen

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      July 6, 2012 8:19 AM

      Holy shit they're really digging the hole deeper? Jesus.

      An article I read on kotaku by a guy who claimed to be somewhat of an insider said SE made a ton of fucking content for the game, and that it was just out of control -- they had so many assets but no coherent place to put any of them, that their artist teams just kind went nuts, and a lot of it was never in FFXIII (which is why they were able to pump out FFXIII-2 so quickly).

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      July 6, 2012 8:21 AM

      So weird how much i dont care about the Final Fantasy franchise anymore, makes me sad, but i cant help it.

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        July 6, 2012 8:22 AM

        It's not even the same style anymore. Just auto-fighting linear bullshit.

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          July 6, 2012 10:08 AM

          There was a time when I was ultra excited bout FF games but now Final Fantasy games are about as exciting as a jug of fermented piss.

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